A.D. Put On Leave After Punishing Students For Harlem Shake Video

February 27, 2013 / Hockey
USA Today


Thinking about making a Harlem Shake video with your teammates? You may want to think again, and not just because that was so two weeks ago.

WFMY 2 News reports that several students at Mound (Minn.) Westonka were suspended last Friday for their part in a Harlem Shake video shoot in the school cafeteria.

Among the students suspended were six members of the Mound Westonka hockey team, which was scheduled to face Blake in a playoff game later that day. Mound Westonka lost and students and parents were outraged that the punishments, which included $75 citations from the Minnetrista police for engaging in “riot-like behavior” were handed out so swiftly.

Mound Westonka Schools Superintendent Kevin Borg apologized to parents on Monday for the suspensions and announced that Mound Westonka’s school activities director had been placed on leave pending an investigation.

While the suspensions and fines were rescinded, Mound Westonka’s hockey players can’t get their season back. At this point, it’s probably best that teams save their Harlem Shake renditions for the offseason.

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